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Xtalic Presents Nanostructured Lightweight Al-Alloys for Corrosion Protection at TMS 2018

Robert Hilty, PhD, VP of Research and Development at Xtalic will present data that demonstrates Al-X coatings have significantly improved pitting potentials and salt spray performance, as compared to the base high-strength wrought Al and Mg alloys. Further, the targeted nanostructure of these new alloys provides improved strength and hardness to the coating, imparting durability [...]

March 6, 2018|

Xtalic Presents Novel Thermodynamically Stable Nanocrystalline Alloys at TMS 2018

Robert Hilty, PhD, VP of Research and Development at Xtalic will present the characterization of various nanocrystalline alloy coatings of Ni, Ag and Al. Included in the presentation will be the fundamental mechanisms of creating stable nanocrystalline structures. These improvements in properties make the nanocrystalline materials made by electrodeposition an ideal candidate for use as [...]

March 6, 2018|

Xtalic Presents Aluminum Alloys with Increased Hardness and Improved Corrosion Performance at NACE Corrosion 2018

Joshua Abbott, PhD, Research and Development Chemist at Xtalic will present data on alloy composition, hardness and corrosion performance (ASTM B117 & potentiodynamic polarization) relative to the base aluminum alloys 6061 & 2070. Results show that the thermodynamically stable nanocrystalline aluminum alloys provide improved corrosion resistance as compared to the base alloys. The newest generation [...]

March 6, 2018|

Xtalic Presents Latest Research on Nano-Al Coatings for Corrosion Prevention at AeroMat 2017

Aerospace applications demand optimized performance from lightweight materials. Emerging lightweight materials, such as aluminum-lithium and magnesium, have the potential to dramatically improve fuel efficiency and performance. These new materials suffer from corrosion when exposed to harsh but realistic conditions such as salt water. Unprotected Al-Li alloy After 48 hrs salt spray NanoX [...]

April 7, 2017|

Xtalic Debuts A Suite Of Solutions Enabling Water Resistant Mobile Devices At The 2017 Electronica China Trade Show

Corrosion resistant, nickel free, and cost down plating solutions for electrical contact surfaces   MARLBOROUGH, Mass.   Xtalic provides corrosion resistant connector plating solutions that increase the connector life of water resistant mobile devices by two to thirty times when they are charging in corrosive environments. Our suite of solutions, including multilayer stacks IC Plus™ and IC [...]

February 28, 2017|

Xtalic Scientists Reveal New Findings About Ionic Liquid Plating

At the Electrochemical Society Conference this fall, Xtalic scientists, Dr. Jane Freydina and Dr. Josh Abbott, have described the details of reduction-oxidation reactions in ionic liquid plating. Ionic liquids can be used to electrodeposit metals that are otherwise difficult to plate in the presence of water.  Dr. Freydina and Dr. Abbott have provide insight into [...]

October 6, 2016|

Xtalic Gains Traction with Luna® USB: The Immersion Corrosion Solution For Waterproof Smartphone USB-C Connectors

Nanostructured metal alloys outperform traditional metals XTALIC introduced LUNA® USB earlier this year as a newly engineered connector plating technology that uses Xtalic nanostructured metal alloys to provide USB-C connectors with superior immersion corrosion protection. Today the Xtalic team is accelerating many key smartphone OEM qualification programs as well as the manufacturing footprint in Asia [...]

June 30, 2016|

Nano-Al for Lightweight Automotive Sheet

Technology thought-leaders will gather in Washington, D.C. this week to take a deep dive into the cutting edge materials science that is used to improve fuel economy in automobiles. Xtalic will present our work entitled High-Strength Electroformed Nanostructured Aluminum for Lightweight Automotive Applications. This work is part of a $5M research award from the United [...]

June 7, 2016|

Xtalic Showcases New Technologies at Aerospace Conference

Xtalic will showcase existing and developing technologies at the 27th AeroMat Conference and Exposition. During this world leading aerospace materials conference, we will present the fundamental technology on which the Xtalic product portfolio is based. Conference attendees will see some of our new manufacturing approaches, which enable super-lightweight materials. Rose Roy, Materials Engineer at Xtalic, [...]

May 17, 2016|

Nanocrystalline Silver Alloy

Thanks again to Dr. Bob for adding his insights to recently published papers covering nanostructured metal contact finishes including LUNA.

April 25, 2016|